NASCAR making strides in drive for Hispanic diversity

Updated: October 15, 2008, 1:34 PM ET
By Richard Lapchick | Special to ESPN.com

While NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program might be perceived as an effort to draw more African-Americans into professional racing, the reality is that the campaign is aimed at developing a full range of minority and female drivers and crew members and to expand its fan base in numerous directions. And so far, among Hispanics, NASCAR is making strides.

The program is helping produce promising Latino drivers. Michael Gallegos, who was born in Colorado, finished 17th in the 2007 NASCAR ...

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